Here is the basic run down of the main character in “Flapper”. Shimmy and click on the Flapper above..
Bella Moncrief – a ‘Flapper’ –
Flappers were a “new breed” of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms. Flappers had their origins in the liberal period of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end ofWorld War I, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe. -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flapper
The name was widely popularized after the release of the 1920’s movie The Flapper, but there are a whole lot of differing stories about where the word came from. My favorite story is also one of the more popular tales of the time, it claims the term came from groups of girls walking around in unbuckled galoshes that flapped around as they walked. For a humorous read on Flapper footwear, you may want to read the 1922 article by The New York Times, “Flappers Flaunt Fads in Footwear.” (Source) -> http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/30/five-fascinating-flapper-facts/
DOB – 17FEB1900
POB – Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160 (locate Freo. postcode pre-1967). 32°03′25″S 115°44′38″E
Set – 1921, Fremantle, Perth, South Perth, Claremont, Cottesloe.
$ Equivalencies – http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/Previousproducts/1301.0Feature%20Article482001
- Height – 154cm/5ft 1inch
- Weight – 49kg/7st 10lb
- Eyes – grey/blue ring iris border
- Nose – straight/pointed/medium
- Ear – flat/medium earlobe/single piercing
- Hair – Blonde/straw, bobbed
- Face – oval/pointed, chin/slight dimple, slight tan/sparse freckled, faint/old duelling scar (L) cheek/6cm
- Body – willowy/feminine proportioned
- Limbs – muscled appearance only under exertion, due to fencing/jujitsu/savate
- Hands – slight squaring, fencing callouses bilaterally, proportionate
- Feet – medium breadth/length, proportionate.
- Dress – practical/styled prn.
- Clean/tidy/pays attention to appearance and hygiene
- North Freo. Methodist primary school (locate school – http://membership.wags.org.au/members-data/public-data/wa-schools-records-index-1891-2005)
- Presbyterian Ladies College, 14 McNeil Street, Peppermint Grove, WA, 6011.
- Uncle Henry, crim.
- Mother, Scot, upper/middle class, inheritance, money in Scotland as well as Aust.
- Father, French, upper/middle, family of wealth in France, son of industrialist. Fought in Great War.
- Twin sisters, deceased
- Only family in Aust., mothers brother Henry. Spiv and midlevel crim.
– Carries straight razor, kosh, brass knuckles, lock-picks, lighter, pencil, pad
- Makes notes/plans in the agony columns of the West Australian
- Uses house staff/their extended family out of hours on the job, no boyfriend.
- Runners and general mail for communication
- Drives – Find sports car appropriate to the era
- Champagne and cocaine
- Good dresser
- Patron and devotee of the Arts
- Plays the piano, clarinet, violin
- Exceptional dancer.
- Precious metals/stones
- Fine wines
Lots of love and over done pawing,
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